Gold mining in the desert of Nevada in the summer of 1940
Scope and Contents
Anna's reminiscences describe the conditions under which she and her sister Dagmar mined in the Nevada desert, their adventures, Dagmar's efforts to find a teaching job, and future husband Ernest Rink's courtship of Anna. Also included are two photographs of Anna and Dagmar cooking over an outdoor fire and practicing their marksmanship with a gun.
- Rink, Anna Margarethe Fredricksen (Person)
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Anna Margarethe Fredricksen (b. 1919) and her sister, Dagmar Fredricksen (later Carrica) were natives of Denmark who came to Nevada where Dagmar attended the University of Nevada. They spent the summer of 1940 mining under the tutelage of Ernest Rink near Cambridge, southeast of Hawthorne, Nevada.
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Anna Margarethe Fredricksen were natives of Denmark who came to Nevada where Dagmar attended the University of Nevada. Anna's reminiscences describe the conditions under which she and her sister Dagmar mined in the Nevada desert (1940).
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lyon County Museum; Yerington, Nevada
Location of Originals
Lyon County Museum;,215 S. Main Street, Yerington, NV 89447.
Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1998-04
A Part of
Nevada women's archives.
Photocopies of originals owned by Lyon County Museum.
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